Palmer looking forward to first COTA experience


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Jolyon Palmer is looking forward to this weekend’s United States Grand Prix as he feels that it looks like a great track to experience.

The Renault Sport Formula 1 Team driver had a successful Japanese Grand Prix even though he didn’t score points for the team, unlike previously at the Malaysian Grand Prix where he finished in tenth.

Even failing to break into the points for a second consecutive week, Palmer feels his performance was stronger than Malaysia. The Brit finished the Grand Prix at the Suzuka International Racing Course in twelfth.

Palmer will experience the Circuit of the Americas for the first time this weekend, with his only practice in the simulator. He is looking forward to getting out there on the Austin circuit.

“It’s a good place to be,” said Palmer. “It looks like a great track and it looks like one of the best modern layouts so I’m looking forward to getting out there.

“In the sim it seems quite tricky with a nice bit of undulation, some blind corners and some good meaty fast corners so it should be a good challenge to drive. I’ve never driven it before so it’s going to be another occasion when I learn it on the Friday.”